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2017 #SMSociety Theme: Social Media for Social Good or Evil

Our online behaviour is far from virtual–it extends our offline lives. Much social media research has identified the positive opportunities of using social media; for example, how people use social media to form support groups online, participate in political uprising, raise money for charities, extend teaching and learning outside the classroom, etc. However, mirroring offline experiences, we have also seen social media being used to spread propaganda and misinformation, recruit terrorists, live stream criminal activities, reinforce echo chambers by politicians, and perpetuate hate and oppression (such as racist, sexist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic behaviour).

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Sanchari Das

Indiana University, Bloomington
Research Assistant
Bloomington, Indiana Area
Sanchari Das is pursuing PhD in department of Informatics at Indiana University Bloomington. Her research track is Security and her research interests include Usable Security and Privacy, Social Computing, Human-Computer Interaction, Data Management, Social Engineering, Data Science and Data Mining.

She received her Masters in Computer Applications from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India and was one of the top performing students in her batch. She received her Bachelors in Computer Applications from The Heritage Academy, Kolkata, India and was a Gold-medalist in her batch.

She has also interned in prestigious organizations such as Infosys Limited and HCL Technologies
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